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E-mail Retention Policy (Model) - (MS Word document)
FACTA/Red Flag Rules:
Social media also creates complexities and potential liabilities for municipal government, with regard to Open Meetings Act, Freedom of Information Act and the responsibilities and limitations of public employers. It is indeed an exciting time in public service, and the most successful communities will leverage the opportunities presented by social media while carefully planning for potential pitfalls.
The Village of Lake Isabella has fairly specific social media and website policy detailing village employee conduct, conduct for visitors to the village's Facebook page, and guidelines for responding to reader comments.
The City of Novi provides a sample policy on technology use and electronic records retention that applies to social media use.
Dearborn (HRC) pop. 98,153:
Contact email@example.com with questions or to share your sample policies related to social media.
(The materials are to be used as a guide in drafting your own policies, regulations or ordinances. They do not necessarily carry the League's endorsement, nor does the League attest to their legality or current validity. We urge you to consult with your municipal attorney for advice on legal questions and in drafting any ordinances, regulations, contracts or other legal documents).
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